Summer Street opens new sensory garden...

Jun 13, 2019 by

Published June 12, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The Summer Street School PTO and Sensory Garden Committee hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a brand new sensory garden on June 7. The sensory garden is located in a small courtyard near the elementary school’s media center. In an email sent to the Villager, Summer Street PTO Co-President/Sensory Garden Committee member Kathryn Price noted students and teachers have been using the new garden over the course of the school year. “Teachers and staff have begun using the space regularly for instructional and therapeutic time,” said Price. “The idea of the garden is that it offers both a complete sensorial experience by providing access to elements that use sight, touch, smell, hearing and even taste. It offers lots of material for content area instruction. It is...

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Rave reviews for new mental health program at LHS...

Jun 13, 2019 by

Published June 12, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — A new mediation and mindfulness program is paying dividends at Lynnfield High School, Science Department Head Scott Gordon and Foreign Language Department Head Julie Sgroi told the School Committee recently. Gordon said the new initiative has been implemented in order to help students overcome stress and shift their focus to their schoolwork. “Meditation is a means of transforming the mind,” said Gordon. “It encourages and develops concentration, clarity, emotional positivity and intuition. The process of meditation follows a particular order, has definite principles and produces results that can be verified.” Gordon said, “Mindfulness is one form of meditation.” “It is the primary style that we introduce at the high school,” said Gordon. “It’s an easy one to introduce. Mindfulness is simply paying attention to what is...

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Supt. Tremblay gives progress update on her goals...

Jun 13, 2019 by

Published June 12, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Superintendent Jane Tremblay gave an update on the goals she established during a recent School Committee meeting. Tremblay established four goals for the 2018-2019 school year. She said the goals are connected to the school system’s strategic plan, school improvement plans and other initiatives being undertaken in the town’s educational facilities. One of the goals Tremblay established entails improving communication. She recalled that a communication specialist appeared at the school board’s summer workshop last year. “This goal is a direct result of that consultation,” said Tremblay. Tremblay said that presentation led to the creation of Lynnfield Public Schools’ Facebook page. She has been using Facebook repeatedly in order to communicate school news to residents. School Committee member Phil McQueen noted the Facebook page has 551...

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PHOTO: Ready for LMS

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LHS Class of 2019 soars into the future...

Jun 6, 2019 by

Published June 5, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — With a cool breeze in the air and the bright sun shining, the 164 members of the Lynnfield High School Class of 2019 collected their diplomas at Pioneer Stadium on May 31. The 60th graduating class in school history basked in the glory of its accomplishments during commencement exercises. The Class of 2019, with family, friends and other well-wishers looking on, entered Pioneer Stadium to the familiar processional “Pomp and Circumstance,” performed by the Lynnfield High Concert Band under the direction of first-year Band Director Harry Wagg. The Chamber Singers followed by performing the “National Anthem,” under the direction of LHS Choral Director Douglas Hodgkins. “Choose love” Student Council President Barbara Dickey welcomed members of the Class of 2019, their parents, family members, faculty and...

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